Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606-1669
High auction record
£20m, Christie's, 2009
Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum
Selected exhibitions
Rembrandt in Black & White,
Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)
The Creation of a Masterpiece. Rembrandt's Berlin 'Susanna and the Elders',
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
Rembrandt: The Late Works,
The National Gallery, London

A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

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